What is Cochrane?
Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, health professionals, patients, carers and other people interested in health. We are a not-for-profit organization with contributors from more than 120 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. We do this by producing reviews published online in the Cochrane library that summarize the best available evidence generated through research to inform decisions about health. These reviews are recognized as representing an international gold standard for high quality, trusted information. Many of our contributors are world leaders in their fields and our groups are situated in some of the world’s most respected academic and medical institutions.
Contributors are affiliated with the organization through Cochrane groups, which are healthcare related review groups, thematic networks, groups concerned with the methodology of systematic reviews, and regional centers. There is no one place or office that is 'Cochrane'. Our contributors and groups are based all around the world. Each group is a 'mini-organization' in itself, with its own funding, website, and workload.
Who is Cochrane for?
Cochrane is for anyone who is interested in high-quality information to make health decisions. Whether you are a doctor or nurse, patient or carer, researcher or funder, Cochrane evidence provides a powerful tool to enhance your healthcare knowledge and decision making.
Everyone is welcome to join Cochrane and be part of a global network of more than 46,000 supporters and members that contribute to improve health and healthcare for all.